Sept. 30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Shane Smith & The Saints. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Hough Plays Rachmaninoff presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, a work inspired by a trip to Rome. Plus, two guest artists will be prominently featured on the program. Pianist Stephen Hough performs Rachmaninoff’s youthful and romantic Piano Concerto No. 1. Visiting composer Mason Bates returns for a performance of his Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, a colorful work Bates describes as “teeming with strange creatures and wild sonic effects.” Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Fri., Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see web site for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Open 365 days a year! Hrs. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See web site for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, include Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps. Visitors will also see antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Legacy at Sid Richardson Museum. This free exhibition depicts the clash of cultures of the 19th century American West. The legacy of conflicts among cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans during westward expansion continues to impact America today. Celebrating Sid Richardson’s legacy of philanthropy and collecting art, the exhibition features 42 of the Museum’s dynamic paintings of the 19th century American West by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and their contemporaries. Three bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell and one Russell painting are on loan from a private collection. Open daily except major holidays. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 5 p.m. Free admission and tours. Free valet parking in Sundance Square. For more information, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square, 817-332-6554.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History exhibit Critter Kingdom. Bugs, butterflies and birds abound! The exhibit highlights artifacts from the Museum’s vast collection of natural wonders. Enjoy this debut celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Gen. Ad. members $18, guests $21. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/critter-kingdom. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on Mon. during Summer and Stock Show only. Closed for major holidays; see web site for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See web site for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing The Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company is committed to engineering and producing clubs that deliver incredible feel and performance for the most discerning golfers. Want to see how they do it? Schedule your tour today to find out why at the Ben Hogan Golf Equipment Company, “we do things differently!” Tue. & Thurs. 10-11 a.m., www.benhogangolf.com/facilitytourpolicy. 817-576-8606. 685 John B. Sias Memorial Parkway, Suite 515, Fort Worth, TX 76134.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Omni Theater. See history and nature with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Dinosaurs Alive!, Dolphins, Great White Shark, National Parks Adventure and more. Gen. Ad. $6 guests, $3 members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing See the Gabriel Dawe Art Installation at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The museum commissioned Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe to create an artwork of more than 60 miles of multi-colored thread in the museum’s Atrium. The installation of the work, one of the artist’s largest to date, looks as if Gabriel created a natural phenomenon of rainbow light and mist in the Atrium. Admission free. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing THINK: An Exploration into Making the World Work Better is at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Consider the way science and technology define life in the 21st century, perhaps in ways you may not realize. THINK, created and developed by IBM, is an experience that celebrates the wonders of our technological world and explores the possibilities of tomorrow. Gen. Ad. $11-$15. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music into their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Every Sunday The Cowtown Opry performs on the steps of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building in the Fort Worth Stockyards celebrating the rich musical legacy of Texas and the American West. Free to the public. 2 p.m. www.cowtownopry.org. 817-366-9675. 131 E. Exchange Ave.
Through Oct. 9 Identity at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition explores how identity in American culture is often as much about how people present themselves to the world as it is by their external appearance. Exploring community, celebrity, and individual identity through portraiture, the exhibition highlights the exciting new acquisitions of Sedrick Huckaby’s The 99% and Glenn Ligon’s print series Runaways. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 9 Bell, Book and Candle at Runway Theater. Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads to a number of difficulties. Performances 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ticket prices $22-$25. For more information, www.runwaytheatre.com. 817-488-4842. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Oct. 15 Grapevine Farmers Market and Grapevine Market. Shop local and eat healthy with locally-grown produce. The market features a variety of vendors of home decor, collectibles and more. Open Thurs.-Sat., at the Town Square Gazebo from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Grapevine-Farmers-Market/19861/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Oct. 16 A Year with Frog and Toad at Casa Mañana Children’s Theater. A Broadway hit, A Year With Frog And Toad is perfect for the whole family! Based on the well-loved books, this whimsical musical follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad – through the year. Waking from hibernation in the spring, Frog and Toad plant gardens, eat cookies, swim in funny bathing suits, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm, A Year with Frog And Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures by weathering all seasons. Performance times and ticket prices vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 West Lancaster.
Through Oct. 16 Hip Pocket Theatre is proud to present The Lake Worth Monster – A Musical Odyssey. It’s not a play about a creature such as The Creature from the Black Lagoon or Frankenstein. The “monster” in their play is a metaphorical creature representative of the guilt and inner turmoil of a young man searching for the peace of forgiveness. It is a spiritual journey. Ticket prices range from $20 for adults to reduced prices for students, seniors, teachers and military. Gates open at 7 p.m., performance begins at 8:15 p.m. Rated PG-13. For more information, 817-246-9775 or www.hippocket.org. 1950 Silver Creek Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76108.
Through Oct. 23 Ulterior Motifs at the Arlington Museum of Art. Conceived in 1999 by Jeffrey and Bryan Wheeler as a celebratory exhibition of Lubbock art and music, this semi-regular show has gradually evolved into a wider presentation of prominent contemporary artists who live in or maintain strong ties to Texas. The artists represented in UM #14 work in a variety of mediums and styles. Themes presented address contemporary social, political, and ethical questions. For more information, www.arlingtonmuseum.org. 201 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
Through Oct. 30 Jubilee Theatre presents Working: A Musical. This musical offers a new perspective on the seemingly humdrum lives of working people, revealing an array of hopes, aspirations and dreams. To some, life is a Monday to Friday drudge, but to others there is great pride in their daily routine. The powerful contemporary score features songs by Stephen Schwartz and James Taylor among others. Tickets $19-29. Showtimes vary. For additional info go to www.jubileetheatre.org. 817-338-4411. 506 Main St.
Through Oct. 31 FrightFest at Six Flags Over Texas. Get your bones to Fright Fest, presented by Snickers®! It’s a spooktacular time as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day, then come back for a truly frightening evening after the sun goes down. For ticket information and times call 817-640-8900 or visit https://frightfest.sixflags.com/overtexas/. 2201 Road to Six Flags St. E, Arlington.
Through Nov. 12 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Oil’s Well that Ends Well. Send an urgent telegram to the Marshal, County Sheriff, and Texas Ranger! The wealthiest man in town has been struck down in this hunt for black gold, and we’re going to need all the help we can get. Tickets $59.96 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Feb. 5, 2017 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition Sam Francis: Prints. An avid printmaker, Sam Francis (1923-1994) combined loose strokes and splatters to create vibrant lithographs that pop with color and pulse with energy. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Feb. 12, 2017 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition: American Photographs, 1845 to Now. This exhibit brings together more than 70 photographs drawn from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection. Spanning the history of the medium, the works reflect the diversity of photographic practices in the United States that grew along with the country’s industrial development beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Covering 170 years of photography history, from unique daguerreotype portraits to large-scale contemporary works, the exhibition provides a glance at its central role in recording the people, places, and events that have come to define the United States. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through April 22, 2017 Claws at Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium. Get crabby at the Claws exhibit, which will host different crustaceans from around the world. See coconut crabs, porcupine crabs, lively land crabs and even lobsters. Don’t miss the Japanese spider crab, the largest arthropod in the world, with legs that can reach 12-feet across when fully grown! Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tickets $15 adults, $12 children 3-12. For more information, 877-819-7677, http://bit.ly/1Ri2Okb. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., #525 Grapevine, TX 76051.
1 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kip Moore: “Me and My Kind Tour 2016” with guest Jon Pardi. Tickets $20 & $25. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
1,2 Hough Plays Rachmaninoff presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, a work inspired by a trip to Rome. Plus, two guest artists will be prominently featured on the program. Pianist Stephen Hough performs Rachmaninoff’s youthful and romantic Piano Concerto No. 1. Visiting composer Mason Bates returns for a performance of his Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, a colorful work Bates describes as “teeming with strange creatures and wild sonic effects.” Performance times vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
1,2 Guys and Dolls musical at Theatre Arlington. Based on Damon Runyon’s celebrated short stories about the New York underworld during Prohibition, Guys and Dolls is an odd-ball musical comedy that takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana and even to the sewers of New York City! Throw in some gambling, a few sinners, a beautiful Salvation Army doll and the Hot Box Girls, and you’ve got yourself a night to remember! Performance times and ticket prices vary, see website for more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
1,8,15,22 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
1,7,8,14,15,21,22 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $24, Gen. Ad. $19, seniors 60+, $14 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
2 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the 2016 Texas Bronc Finals–top cowboys vs. top horses competing in 2 go-arounds. Reserved box seats & VIP $18 per round, Gen. Ad. $15 per round & children 3-12, $10 per round. 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
2 Billy Bob’s Texas-Rhett’s Roadies. Free. Performance 1 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
4-Nov. 29 FWCX Cyclocross Race Series at Panther Island Pavilion. Cyclocross (sometimes called CX or ‘cross) is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically consist of many laps of a short 2.5-3.5 km or 1.5-2 mile course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles. Riders quickly dismount, carry and run with the bike while navigating the obstructions so they can remount. The action-packed race series at Panther Island will be an official USA Cycling sanctioned series on Tuesday nights. The series is family friendly, welcomes spectators, and will have races for kids, women, and men. For more information, http://pantherislandpavilion.com/events/fwcx-presents-panther-island-cyclocross-race-series-2016-10-04. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
5-9 Back to School Catechism presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall in the McDavid Studio. It is that time of year again and Sister is preparing her classroom for another long year of Catechism. In this session, we find the Church’s take on familiar Halloween tales of Ghosts and Goblins. Full of Sister’s signature class participation, you may even learn how to build a Catholic-appropriate Halloween costume! Performance times and prices vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
6 Billy Bob’s Texas-A Thousand Horses. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
7 Luke Wade Concert in Sundance Square Plaza. Fort Worth will get an early listen to Luke Wade’s new album at a free concert in Sundance Square Plaza. Luke Wade will debut his third solo album, “Only Ghosts,” to a local audience preceding the official album release in January 2017. Showtime 7 p.m. For more information, www.sundancesquare.com/events/luke-wade-concert/. Downtown Fort Worth.
7 Billy Bob’s Texas-The Mavericks. Tickets $18, $40 & $45. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
7,8 Fort Worth Botanic Garden plant sale. Take this opportunity to browse among the cream of the crop perennials, specially selected to stand up to all the challenges of Texas weather. Cozy up to your favorites and adopt them for your own yard! Bring your landscape plan and take advantage of our horticulture staff’s expertise in selecting just the right plants for your garden. 2-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.fwbg.org/events/ or call 817-392-5548. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
7-9 Carmen and Danse a Grande Vitesse presented by Texas Ballet Theater at Bass Performance Hall. With its Latin flair, Carmen is the ultimate tale of passion, seduction, and deceit combined with a supercharged ensemble of mesmerizing movement and precision of Danse A Grande Vitesse. Performance times and prices vary. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
8 Flying Saucer Beerfeast 2016 in Sundance Square Plaza. Fort Worth Flying Saucer’s 11th annual beer extravaganza will feature breweries and craft beers, all carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s resident beer gurus. Food and live music will also be available for guests to enjoy. Event is noon to 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary. For more information, http://saucerbeerfeast.com/festival?location=fort-worth. Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth.
8 ArtsGoggle presented by Fort Worth South, Inc. Celebrating 14 Years as the Near Southside’s Premier Arts event. This year’s ArtsGoggle features 600+ artists, plus live entertainment. Noon-10 p.m. Free admission. For more information, https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/events/artsgoggle. Along Park Place Ave.
8 Levitt Pavilion in Arlington presents The B-52’s. Love Shack Baby! Groove with the fun-loving ’90s band under the stars to benefit Levitt Pavilion. No chairs or refreshments allowed for this special concert. Gen. Admission $40 in advance, $50 at the door. VIP tickets available for $195. Showtime 9 p.m. For more information, 817-543-4308, www.levittpavilionarlington.org/events/the-b-52s/. 100 W. Abram St., Arlington.
8 Billy Bob’s Texas-Gary Allan. Tickets $20, $40 & $80. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
9-29 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. October’s showing: 7-9 – Max Rose, 12-Transpecos, 13-Lives Worth Living, 14-16 – Girl Asleep, 21-23 – Author: The JT LeRoy Story, 26-29 – Frankenstein. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
9,30 Dallas Cowboys Football. America’s Team hosts two home games this month at AT&T Stadium. Bengals vs. Cowboys-Oct. 9, Eagles vs. Cowboys-Oct. 30. For information and tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
11 Walking Tour of the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center. Come learn about the aesthetic design of Japanese Gardens and be introduced to the horticulture and history found in the Fort Worth Japanese Garden. Tour 10-11 a.m. Free with paid admission $7 adults, $4 children 4-12, $5 seniors 65+. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
12,19,26 Free live concerts in Sundance Square Plaza, downtown Fort Worth. October’s concerts are: 12-The Gypsy Playboys, 19-Ricki Derek Sinatra Celebration, and 26-the Downtown Fever Band. Performances 6 p.m. For more information, https://sundancesquare.com/events/. Downtown Fort Worth.
13 Family Drop In: Mummy Lights at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Center. Create a spooky votive for Halloween from 6-7 p.m. Free with paid admission. For more information, www.fwbg.org/events/2016/10/13/family-drop-in-mummy-lights. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
13 Kris Kristofferson Presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. After decades of success, Country Music Hall of Famer and three-time Grammy-winner Kris Kristofferson continues to be prolific, releasing critically-acclaimed albums at a seemingly breakneck pace. Kristofferson returns to Bass Performance Hall for an evening of music and memories. Performance at 7:30 p.m. For more information, 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
13 Billy Bob’s Texas-Rob Baird. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14 Nash Farm Barn Dance in Grapevine. Swing your partner round and round at this year’s Barn Dance at Nash Farm in Grapevine. Enjoy a live band with a caller, a special fried chicken dinner and a pie auction to boot. 6:30 p.m. Admission $20. For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm/. 325 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
14 Billy Bob’s Texas-Corey Smith: “West Bound and Down Tour” with special guest Luke Combs. Tickets $16 & $20. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
14-16 The Beat Goes On! Music of the Baby Boomers presented by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. The symphony and six incredible vocalists turn back the clock to the 1960s when the “Fab Four” took the world by storm, The Beach Boys made summer “endless,” and The Supremes put Motown on the map. Reminisce with music from television, movies, and radio: Burt Bacharach, Simon & Garfunkel, Frankie Valli, and more. Performance times & ticket prices vary. For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Billy Currington – Summer Forever Tour. Tickets $20 & $40 . Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
15-16 Fort Worth Alliance Air Show The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Greg Shelton and Wing Walker Ashley Key, Liberty Jump Team, and the Cavanaugh Warbirds will dazzle audiences and offer a sky high day of fun. Gate open 9 a.m. Free admission. For more information, www.allianceairshow.com. 2221 Alliance Blvd.
15-Dec. 31 Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo Document exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examine the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos features 44 monumental landscape photographs of the border by Misrach alongside 18 handcrafted musical instruments created by Galindo from found objects recovered from the border (e.g., a shoe, a backpack, a drag tire). The exhibition also includes a sound installation by Galindo, who has written original compositions for his sculptural instruments. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
16-Jan. 29, 2017 Monet: The Early Years exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum. This groundbreaking exhibition is the first ever devoted to the genius of Claude Monet. See approximately 60 paintings from the first phase of the artist’s career, from his Normandy debut in 1858 until 1872. Admission $18 adults, $16 seniors 60+, $16 students with ID, $14 children 6-11, children under 6 are free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
20 Billy Bob’s Texas-Zane Williams. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
20-30 The Phantom of the Opera presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s memorable creation is part of a brand new North American Tour that critics say is “bigger and better than ever before.” For more information, ticket office 817-212-4280, www.basshall.com. 525 Commerce St.
20-Nov. 19 Bruce Graham’s Funnyman at Circle Theatre. Comedy is serious business to Chick Sherman. However, a lifetime of private and professional struggle finally cracks the polished persona of the world’s favorite “funny man.” This will be Mr. Graham’s seventh script produced at Circle. For more information, 817-877-3040 or www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
20-Jan. 22, 2017 KAWS: Where the End Starts at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Modern will host a major survey exhibition of the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (American, born 1974). See key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and street art interventions to examine KAWS’s prolific career in depth. This showcase reveals critical aspects of his formal, conceptual, and collaborative developments over the last 20 years. Tickets $10 adults 13+, $4 students with ID & seniors 60+. Free for children 12 & under and Modern members. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mon. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/exhibitions/upcoming. 3200 Darnell St.
21 Billy Bob’s Texas-Tracy Lawrence. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
21-Nov. 6 Blithe Spirit at Theatre Arlington. The classic comedy offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married yet haunted by the lovely ghost of his late first wife, who is called up by the visiting Madame Arcati. As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles finds himself tormented by both wives. Performance times and ticket prices vary, see website for more information, www.theatrearlington.org. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
22 “Ranch Bash” at Panther Island Pavilion. This famous (or should we say infamous?) annual birthday celebration by 95.9 The Ranch plays host to the top names of Texas music for a full day of entertainment. This year’s lineup includes Cody Jinks, William Clark Green, Sam Riggs, Austin Allsup, Parker McCollum, Dale Wilson, Bonnie Bishop, and more! Admission $10. For more information, www.pantherislandpavilion.com. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
22 Luke Bryan: Kill the Lights Tour at AT&T Stadium. See the two-time CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year light up the home of the Dallas Cowboys. For information and tickets, www.attstadium.com/events. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Tickets $16 & $25. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
27 Billy Bob’s Texas-Grady Spencer & The Work. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28 Modern ‘til Midnight at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. This event will include live performances by local and regional bands on the lawn. During late-night hours, guests will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS; you can join spotlight tours, groove to the DJ in the Grand Lobby, and dine on exceptional cuisine from Café Modern and the Modern Grill. The Modern Shop will offer unique giveaways and the opportunity to preorder the KAWS exhibition catalogue. Tickets $25 or $20 in advance. Free for Modern members. 6 p.m.-midnight. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org/programs/upcoming/Modern-til-Midnight-WHERE-THE-PARTY-STARTS/3113. 3200 Darnell St.
28 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kyle Park. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
28-30 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival 2016 at the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District. This western heritage event has been voted “Best Gathering and Best Family Event” by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine. Ticket prices range from $38.50-$88.50 packages. For purchase online at www.stockyardsrodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
28-30 Boo at the Zoo at the Fort Worth Zoo. The family-friendly celebration skips the tricks and offers even more treats throughout the park. Halloween themed activities, treat stations and entertainment. Free with admission-$14 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $10 children 3-12, children. Parking $5. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-World Steak Showdown in Rodeo Plaza and the 81 Club. Free. Starts at noon. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29 Billy Bob’s Texas-Pat Green. Tickets $18 & $30. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
29-30 The 11th Annual Saints and Sinners Tour is presented by the North Fort Worth Historical Society at Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Ave., Fort Worth. Walk under the oaks to listen as famous and infamous characters of early Fort Worth tell the stories of their lives and times. Walking tours are 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Pay at the gate, adults $10 & students/children $5. For more information, 817-625-5082 or visit www.stockyardsmuseum.org.